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Video: Manti Te´o less than impressive
in NFL Combine workouts

Sporting News, by Vinnie Iyer and Clifton Brown

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Posted By:earlybird, 2/25/2013 5:10:42 PM

The scrutinizing of Manti Te’o continued Monday, after a less-than-dazzling performance at the NFL Combine. Plenty of linebackers ran faster. Plenty of linebackers jumped higher and farther.(Snip)Before Te´o ran, NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said on air that Te´o needed to run a 4.70 to lock up his status as a first-round pick in April´s 2013 draft. His official time read out as 4.82. Now the concern is whether the undersized linebacker (6-1, 241 pounds) has the ability to cover enough ground to be an every-down inside defender, especially in a 4-3 scheme.

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Maybe the fraudulent sob story won´t turn out to have been enough?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 2/25/2013 5:32:05 PM     (No. 9195863)

He is not NFL material. His moment to shine was at the National Championship Game and he was nowhere to be found. He is a media creation and nothing more.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BamaMan, 2/25/2013 5:40:23 PM     (No. 9195877)

Ask Eddie Lacy and TJ Yeldon if he´s a good linebacker!


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Reply 3 - Posted by: sardonic, 2/25/2013 5:42:51 PM     (No. 9195881)

Ah leave the kid alone.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: varkdriver, 2/25/2013 5:52:15 PM     (No. 9195897)

Not impressive. I also ran the 40 yard dash in 4.7 [minutes, that is].

All seriousness aside, he should have shown up better in the big game against the Crimson Tide. The NFL is tougher than that [yes, even the Jaguars].

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Freeloader, 2/25/2013 5:58:17 PM     (No. 9195904)

On three sports fans, with vigor! Let´s give Manti some encouragement...A one...A two...A three!:

"Cheer, cheer for Old Notre Dame...Wake up the echoes cheering her name...Send the volley cheer on high...SHAKE DOWN THE THUNDER FROM THE SKY!"

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Reply 6 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/25/2013 6:06:14 PM     (No. 9195910)

The young man was exposed in the Alabama game.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 2/25/2013 6:09:31 PM     (No. 9195916)

He´d have done much, much better - -

- - if only Lenay were there to cheer him on.

What a tragedy.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: horacer, 2/25/2013 6:09:31 PM     (No. 9195917)

He´s short, slow and has trouble disengaging linemen. He excelled against inferior opposition. He´s a third round pick at best. He´s got potential as 3-4 ILB, so the Pats may take a chance.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: NYBruin, 2/25/2013 6:11:51 PM     (No. 9195921)

Te´o is Samoan for Bosworth.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lotsamojo, 2/25/2013 6:22:52 PM     (No. 9195941)

The non football press sensationalism has been terrible, but what would you expect . . . he has a great story coming from a humble beginning to becoming an outstanding collegate player at a great university . . . the scouts will sort it out and he will be judged on his football skills and potential . . . late 2nd round, maybe third round. The MSM is beyond being embarrased on things like this.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: binthere_dunthat, 2/25/2013 7:38:22 PM     (No. 9196007)

This undersized slow media creation will be lucky to see the field in the pre-season.

After the final cuts he will have long been forgotten. It takes much more than news clippings to make an NFL roster. The Notre Dame Hype Machine won´t help in the NFL.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 2/25/2013 7:38:39 PM     (No. 9196008)

This guy has ´The Boz´ written all over him. He was AWOL against the Tide. He not only couldn´t get off blocks, he never attacked the blockers. Had he play at some other non over glorified school (face it, Hawaii has done better in BCS games than old ND) he wouldn´t even be news.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 2/25/2013 7:56:19 PM     (No. 9196034)

#9 is the hands-down winner for the day!

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